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Detroit: You Got Rondo'd

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That's right Detroit. We have our own annoying chant. Get used to it. You Got Rondo'd.

For really the first time this year, Rondo played a fantastic game. Attacking the basket, active on defense, really just what we all remembered from the playoffs (home games only).

This turned into a laugher on the strength of the third quarter which saw the Celtics open a 9 point lead to 20. This one should help that anemic point differential that the C's are sporting right now.

Some random notes:

  • Out of the box, the Celts did not play well, trailing by 9 very early on.
  • Once again, Tony Allen played very, very well versus the Pistons. Solid D and a couple of dunks. At one point TA drove baseline and attempted a vicious cram over two Pistons. He was fouled on the play, but the message was clear. TA was in full on Salmon and Mashed mode. More of that please Tony.
  • Leon also played very well. Quite frankly, he's a monster in the post. I don't know who can guard him. His usual ramming-it-low post game and glass handy-work was also supplemented by an unbelievable one-handed stuff on Prince.
  • Eddie House went 3-4 from downtown. Yes please.
  • POB got some burn. Umm...he's quite raw. He had a nice turnaround jumper. Had a second turnaround stuffed back in his face and got a cheap dunk on a dime from Scals. Really all I was left thinking was those who were clamoring for more burn from POB should really re-think that position.
  • PP, RA, KG all played too. They were ok I guess. They all played less than 30 minutes which is in my opinion the best stat in the box score
  • Only 12 turnovers (+4 on the night). The Celts shot just under 50% for the night, and the Pistons were at 42% however that was aided by some sustained gar-bage time.


Final - 11.20.2008 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit Pistons 21 19 17 23 80
Boston Celtics 21 28 28 21 98

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BOSTON CELTICS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kevin Garnett, PF 25 6-10 0-0 3-4 2 2 4 2 3 0 0 0 15
Paul Pierce, SF 28 2-9 1-3 4-4 1 3 4 3 1 0 1 2 9
Kendrick Perkins, C 26 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 9 10 1 0 0 1 2 2
Ray Allen, SG 24 3-7 1-3 5-6 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 12
Rajon Rondo, PG 26 7-11 1-1 3-4 0 1 1 8 3 0 2 4 18
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Eddie House, SG 15 4-7 3-4 0-1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 11
Brian Scalabrine, PF 11 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Tony Allen, SG 28 6-7 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 1 3 2 2 1 13
Leon Powe, PF 18 2-4 0-0 3-7 3 4 7 0 0 1 1 0 7
Glen Davis, PF 20 1-6 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 4 2
Gabe Pruitt, PG 12 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 2
Patrick O'Bryant, C 6 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
36-73 7-14 19-28 11 31 42 22 11 4 12 18 98
49.3% 50.0% 67.9% Team TO (pts off): 13 (17)

AP Photo/Charles Krupa